Higher Certificate
Programme Code: DK_BBSMA_C(?)
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Modular
No. of Semesters:5
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
Department:Business Studies

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Specialised Knowledge of a broad area. Basic Knowledge of general business subjects: Management and Organisation (Including: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Enterprise, Marketing ….) Regulatory Environment (Including Law..) Information and Communication Systems (Including: Accounting, Information and Communications Technology …) Economics (Including: Sectoral and International Economics ….) General knowledge of current business environments.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Some theoretical concepts and abstract thinking, with significant underpinning theory. Basic understanding of established business framework and theories.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools. Demonstrate and apply technical skills and know-how in the particular sub-field of business. Communicate effectively with individuals and peer groups using information and communications technologies.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Formulate responses to well defined abstract problems. Ability to gather, assemble and display data in structured business scenarios.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Act in a varied and specific context involving creative and non-routine activities; transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of contexts. Ability to work in a structured business context under supervision.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Exercise substantial personal autonomy and often take responsibility for the work of others and/or for allocation of resources; form, and function within, multiple complex and heterogeneous groups. Ability to contribute effectively and participate in a business team. Capacity to participate, (contribute and collaborate), and contribute constructively in a structured team environment across the core business areas.Self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning; and self-aware to be open and sensitive to others.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Learn to evaluate own learning and identify needs within a structured learning environment; assist others in identifying learning needs. Initial familiarity and experience with the principles of self-directed learning. Preliminary evidence of own learning, competencies, styles and challenges.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express an internalised, personal world view, reflecting engagement with others. Awareness of social, community and ethical issues in a business context.
PO9Competence - InsightA developed knowledge of sustainability and how business activities need to meet the needs of business and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.
PO10Knowledge - KindAddress problems with cultural and environmental sensitivity with an international professional orientation
PO11Knowledge - BreadthDemonstrate personal attributes and skills that form the basis of an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour and raise the awareness of learners about entrepreneurship as a possible career options.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7Z04 Creativity for Innovation
RESA B7Z01 Research and Communication Skills
MRKT B7004 Marketing
MATH B7009 Business Mathematics
ACCT B8003 Accounting for Business ( Part 1 of 2 )
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z01 Spanish 1
FREN C8Z01 French 1
CHIN B7001 Chinese 1
ENGL C8Z01 English 1
TOUR B7004 Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry
BUSS B7031 Intercultural Studies (Irish Society)

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ADMN B7Z02 Essential Office Applications
COMM B7Z06 Workplace Communication Skills
ACCT B8003 Accounting for Business ( Part 2 of 2 )
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z02 Spanish 2
FREN C8Z03 French 2
CHIN B7002 Chinese 2
ENGL C8Z03 English 2
TOUR B7001 The Geography of Travel and Tourism
CULT B7Z04 Intercultural Studies (Europe)
UNASSIGNED Free Choice Elective 1
PREL B8016 Advertising
ARTS H7013 Realistic Theatre
EDUC H8002 Service Learning

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7015 Management Studies
PRPF H7006 Life Skills for the Resilient Graduate
ACCT B7Z08 Cost Accounting
LAW B7Z02 Foundations of Law
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z03 Spanish 3
FREN C8Z05 French 3
CHIN B7003 Chinese 3
ENGL C8Z05 English 3
MGMT P7Z04 Tourism Operations Management
CULT B7Z05 Intercultural Studies (America)

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7020 ICT for Business ( Part 1 of 2 )
BUSS B7021 Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
SPOR H7014 Intercultural Competence
LAW B7Z01 Elements of Business Law
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z04 Spanish 4
FREN C8Z07 French 4
CHIN B7004 Chinese 4
ENGL C8Z07 English 4
TOUR B7Z03 Business Tourism
CULT B7Z06 Intercultural Studies (Middle East and Africa)

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7020 ICT for Business ( Part 2 of 2 )